This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Allah-Las, Boom!, Cloud Nothings, East End, ELEVEN PDX, Guantanamo Baywatch, Hausu, Holocene, Live Music, Mean Jeans, Mississippi Studios, Mr. Dream, NOBUNNY, Portland Music, The Growlers, The Reservations. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on February 29, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. KPSU & PSPS Presents: Grandparents w/ Broken Water
Where: Food For Thought Cafe
How Much: $5/$7
When: Thursday, February 23rd—8pm
Why: One of Portland’s finest up and coming shoegazy psych bands serves up their sound with a side of garage and krautrock. Joining them is Olympia’s Broken Water whose reverb-drenched psychedelic garage jams are second to none. Only $5 for students (with ID) and $7 for non-students. Good times are sure to be had!
2. Quasi w/ Young Prisms & Stay Calm
How Much: $10/$12
When: Friday, February 24th—9pm
Why: This indie rock duo needs no explanation, but you’re really in for a treat with this rad line-up! San Francisco’s Young Prisms are a psych beach-pop five-piece and Stay Calm is the collaboration of Claudia Meza (Explode Into Colors), Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls, Xiu Xiu), and Joe Kelly (formerly of Panther and 31 Knots). Get there!
3. Hornet Leg w/ K-Tel ’79 & Hurry Up
How Much: Free
When: Sunday, February 26th—9pm
Why: If you haven’t seen Hornet Leg, shame on you! But really, Valentine’s is my favorite place to see this primitive rock’n’roll trio. Also on the evening’s roster is K-Tel79’ with members formerly of Best Supporting Actress and Cat Fancy! Continuing in the trio-themed evening is Hurry Up, featuring Westin Glass and Kathy Foster of The Thermals.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged 31 Knots, Broken Water, Claudia Meza, ELEVEN PDX, Explode Into Colors, Food For Thought Cafe, Grandparents, Hornet Leg, Hurry Up, Joe Kelly, K-Tel79', Kathy Foster, KPSU, Live Music, Mississippi Studios, Olympia, Panther, Parenthetical Girls, Portland Music, PSPS, Quasi, San Francisco, Stay Calm, The Thermals, Valentine's, Westin Glass, Xiu Xiu, Young Prisms, Zac Pennington. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on February 22, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. Eternal Tapestry w/ Sun Angle & Blood Beach
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: FREE!
When: Thursday, February 16th—9pm
Why: The experimental psychedelic rock group, Eternal Tapestry, brings layers of melodic guitar improvisations alongside free and open-structured songs. Their live shows are nothing short of epic and should not be missed. Get there early for the two amazing openers Sun Angle and Blood Beach! You’re in for a treat.
2. Psychic Feline w/ Footwork & Formica Man
Where: The Know
How Much: $5
When: Friday, February 17th—9pm
Why: Although house shows seem to be their natural habitat, you can usually catch this three-piece playing shows in and around Portland. Droning and moaning psych influenced rock’n’roll will definitely have you tapping your feet and nodding to the beat. Be sure to check out Formica Man and Seattle’s Footwork!
3. And And And w/ Aan & The Blimp
Where: Doug Fir
How Much: $6/$8
When: Saturday, February 18th—9pm
Why: If you’re looking for a good ol’ fashioned rock’n’roll time, this is the place to be Saturday night. All three of these local wonders will rock your collective socks off—bring a friend, bring your mom, and bring those dancin’ shoes. Bands that can’t be beat with a price to match!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Aan, And And And, Blood Beach, Doug Fir, ELEVEN PDX, Eternal Tapestry, Footwork, Formica Man, Live Music, Mississippi Studios, Portland Music, Psychic Feline, Sun Angle, The Blimp, The Know. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on February 15, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
I meant to ask London resident Jeremy Jay why he picked Portland as the first stop on the 2012 tour to promote his new album, Dream Diary. It might have been because he lived here for three and half years (a long time ago), or because of his love for Dots Café or House of Vintage…the list goes on. Regardless, it was Holocene’s pleasure to host him Thursday night, along with openers Ghost Animal and Seapony.
This entry was written by Live and tagged Eleven, ELEVEN PDX, Ghost Animal, Holocene, Jeremy Jay, Kelly Kovl, Live Music, Portland Music, Ryan Dornfeld, Seapony. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on February 11, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. High Scores and Records Presents: Event 2
How Much: $5
When: Wednesday, February 8th—8:30pm
Why: The collaborative quarterly showcase is back and bursting with some of Portland’s finest. Featuring gems like Claudia Meza (Stay Clam), Shannon Steele (Typhoon), Richard Laws (Hosannas), Chris Cantino (Archers), Dorian Duvall (Onuinu), Booth Wilson (Support Force), and poetry by Gary Burns.
2. Wilco w/ White Denim
Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
How Much: $53.50
When: Wednesday, February 8th—8pm
Why: If you love Wilco, this is the most amazing thing ever. If you don’t love Wilco, White Denim is playing. White Denim is a trailblazing quartet from Austin, TX who has no trouble getting into it with driving drum beats and catchy, psychadelic guitar hooks. The Schnitz provides a unique experience for both the fans and these bands, who are all accustomed to hanging out in a more dressed down environment.
3. The Pharmacy w/ The Shivas & Ghost Mom
Where: Ella St. Social Club
How Much: $5
When: Thursday, February 9th—9pm
Why: Garage-pop stoner-sprinkled rock trio The Pharmacy pay the Rose City a visit in support of their latest 7’’ Dig Your Grave. Joining them are the ever-delightful Shivas, the unabashedly awesome Ghost Mom, and punky surf-garage outfit Mythological Horses.
4. SXSW Portland Showcase Fundraiser!
Where: Bunk Bar
How Much: $5-$10 suggested donation
When: Friday, February 10th—9:30pm
Why: Presented to you by Bunk Bar, Octopus Entertainment, Tender Loving Empire, A to Z Media, and Eleven Magazine! We’re raising money to showcase NINETEEN Portland bands! Holy moly! What better way than with a party, music, and booze! All proceeds from drink special sales go to the PDX SXSW fund. Let’s make it awesome!
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged A to Z Media, Archers, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Booth Wilson, Bunk Bar, Chris Cantino, Claudia Meza, Dorian Duvall, Eleven Magazine, ELEVEN PDX, Ella St Social Club, Gary Burns, Ghost Mom, High Scores and Records, Holocene, Hosannas, Live Music, Mythological Horses, Norman, Octopus Entertainment, Onuinu, PDX SXSW, Portland Music, Priory, Richards Laws, Shannon Steele, Stay Calm, Support Force, SXSW, Tender Loving Empire, The Pharmacy, The Shivas, Typhoon, White Denim, Wilco. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on February 7, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under
1. Slabtown Bender!
How Much: $10/day or $25 weekend pass
When: Friday-Sunday, February 3rd-5th
Why: As if you really need an excuse to hit up this annual rock’n’roll bash, but this just may be the last Bender as there are rumors of Slabtown being sold. In true Bender fashion, the line-up this year is solid: Wreckless Eric, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, Trashies, TacocaT, Chuck and the Chuckleberries, and many more!
2. Superfresh 3: Revenge of the Synth!
How Much: $7/day or $10/2-day pass
When: Friday-Saturday, February 3rd & 4th
Why: You know why! Catch the synthiest Portland bands around! Featuring: Radiation City, Brainstorm, Wampire, Strategy, Operative, Tunnels, Truckasauras, Jonny X and the Groadies, and more! The 2-day passes are available at Floating World Comics. Grab a pair of your friends and favorite dancing shoes!
3. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra w/ Total Life
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $14
When: Saturday, February 4th—9pm
Why: If you’re not feeling up for either of the above, I highly suggest checking out this experimental rock band out of Montreal. Formed by Godspeed! You Black Emperor musicians Efrim Menuck, Sophie Trudeau, and Thierry Amar the band is seen as a separate entity rather than an offshoot of GYBE.
This entry was written by Upcoming and tagged Brainstorm, Branx, Chuck and the Chuckleberries, ELEVEN PDX, Jonny X and the Groadies, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, Live Music, Mississippi Studios, Operative, Portland Music, Radiation City, Slabtown, Strategy, TacocaT, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Total Life, Trashies, Truckasauras, Tunnels, Wampire, Wreckless Eric. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on February 1, 2012 at 11:11 am, filed under